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Lanyards are often used as promotional products, helping businesses and other organizations spread the word about themselves. But when it comes to The Walt Disney Company, simple custom lanyards are not enough to promote something as highly-anticipated as “Tron: Legacy”, the sequel to the film “Tron.”
Today Disney debuted the “Tronorail,” as it’s been unofficially dubbed. It is one of Walt Disney World’s theme park monorails wrapped in artwork from the upcoming Disney film, “Tron: Legacy.” The artwork features the iconic light cycles from the film (and the original “Tron”), leaving painted light trails behind.
The repainted monorail is making its way around the Epcot monorail track, which runs back and forth between Epcot and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Here is a video of the Tronorail approaching Epcot, making its way through the theme park, pulling into the monorail station, and exiting to head back to the TTC:
And a photo gallery:
Unfortunately, we don’t sell custom monorails here. Just custom lanyards.
Part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition to the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando, the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride will star Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint among other familiar faces from the “Harry Potter” films.
This quick video provided by Universal Orlando shows the actors shooting scenes for the upcoming ride:
The new theme park land is described by Universal Orlando as the “most incredible theme park experience ever.” That’s quite a lot to live up to.
Full details about the ride and the opening date of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be revealed on 3/23 at 12pm EST at UniversalOrlando.com/HarryPotter.
As part of our ongoing coverage of local Orlando conventions and trade shows, here’s a quick reminder that coming up this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center is the seventh annual Central Florida Home and Garden Show, running from March 19-21, 2010.
It’s not too late to get your tickets to see hundreds of exhibitors waiting to show you their best inventions to better your life at home and in your yard. This show allows you to get some tips about gardening, brush elbows with some HGTV celebrities, and you may even walk away with a nice potted plant or tool or two.
Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m, and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Seniors (62 and over) are $5 on Friday only.
Advance tickets can be purchased online for a $3 discount off full-price $10 admission at www.FloridaHomeShows.com.
You can find out more information at centralflhomeandgardenshow.com.
And since we didn’t attend last year’s Home and Garden show, we can’t share any pictures from it, but we did visit this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden festival, so here are a few photos from that to get you in the mood for this weekend’s convention:
For more from the exciting conventions in Orlando, be sure to bookmark our special Convention Coverage category of the Lanyard Lab blog at http://www.lanyardlab.com/blog/conventions/
Every year in Orlando, MegaCon takes place at the Orange County Convention Center. This three-day show brings sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book fans together to socialize, dress up as their favorite characters, meet celebrities, and shop for collectibles.
For us, it was a chance to give away some lanyards. If you stopped by booth B-3 in the Independent Press section, you may have seen our sign, grabbed one of our business cards, or even walked away with one of our free custom lanyards. While walking around the convention hall, I spotted a handful of people wearing them, so hopefully one of you is reading this and will request a quote from us for custom lanyards soon!
Personally, I was also at MegaCon to have fun (as it’s always an enjoyable experience) and to cover the event for “Orlando Attractions Magazine.” Here’s a video I shot and edited for them summarizing the MegaCon experience:
And some photos I took on my own:
Today is a much-celebrated day at Lanyard Lab. It’s the day where our sales team gets together to review samples from the past few weeks of orders.
While it’s certainly the job of our production manager and other factory employees to ensure that nothing but the highest quality custom lanyards are sent to our customers, our sales team also enjoys occasionally taking a look at what we have produced – mostly just to reminisce about the various orders we’ve seen through to completion.
Here’s a look at some of the custom lanyard samples we sifted through today: